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Leadership Effectiveness Tips

Leadership EffectivenessOur mission is to optimize organizational performance by maximizing the effectiveness of leaders and leadership teams. Our philosophy is that the long-term profitability and growth of every organization is inextricably linked to the effectiveness of its leaders. Through The Power of Leadership®, leaders create a values-based environment where people perform to their full potential and maximize their contributions to the organization’s mission and vision. In support of that mission and philosophy, each month we publish Breakaway Performance – Ideas that transform the way you work — with tips to help leaders achieve leadership effectiveness. We hope you will enjoy our articles and find them valuable.

Alyssa Freas, Ph.D.
CEO & President
Executive Coaching Network, Inc.


Leadership Effectiveness: Tweak (and Publicize) the Office Modus Operandi

Leadership Effectiveness: Tweak (and Publicize) the Office Modus Operandi

When we coach executive teams in Strategic Team Coaching®, we usually recommend they create Team Agreements or Team Commitments governing how they operate together. See: Leadership Effectiveness: Boost Performance – executivecoaching.com and Leadership Effectiveness: I […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: A Competitive Edge You Can Leverage

Leadership Effectiveness: A Competitive Edge You Can Leverage

In the April Breakaway Performance tip, we shared with you about psychological safety. We said that “One of the foundational elements of a high performing culture is a climate of trust that leads to psychological […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Psychological Safety

Leadership Effectiveness: Psychological Safety

Great leaders have the capacity to achieve results while focusing as much on maintaining a high-performance culture as they focus on the bottom line. One of the foundational elements of a high performing culture is […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Customer Loyalty Requires Leadership Effectiveness

Leadership Effectiveness: Customer Loyalty Requires Leadership Effectiveness

Recently, a friend and her partner made a couple of purchases from vendors who have very different customer service philosophies.  She told me that the experiences she had with the two businesses were poles apart. […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Keep Your Customers Loyal

Leadership Effectiveness: Keep Your Customers Loyal

Our tip is simple: keep your finger on the pulse of drivers of customer loyalty and make no assumptions. Customer loyalty delivers a major boost to revenue and the bottom line for every business. On […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: The Power of Leadership®

Leadership Effectiveness: The Power of Leadership®

In my 25 years as an executive coach, time and again, I have seen brand-new CEOs with zero emotional intelligence, integrity, psychological flexibility, or the humility required to grow into a seriously challenging leadership position. Why are […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Are You Leading Effectively Now?

Leadership Effectiveness: Are You Leading Effectively Now?

Effective leadership during this pandemic is delivered by people who have a unique set of skills, knowledge, and abilities, also known as SKAs.  These crisis SKAs inform leaders to be mindful, to pay attention, and […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: I Am Speaking

Leadership Effectiveness: I Am Speaking

At least as far back as George Washington and his 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company & Conversation, interrupting another person has been considered impolite and ill-advised. His Rule #74: When Another […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Amplified Impact Of The Decisions You Make

Leadership Effectiveness: Amplified Impact Of The Decisions You Make

It is now more important than ever for leaders to ensure their decision-making is effective, nimble, inclusive, transparent—and that it supports psychological safety, candor, and trust. The stakes are even higher now than they were […]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Candor

Leadership Effectiveness: Candor

Candor. What is it? Why is it so important? One of the key factors in being able to trust a leader is knowing that the leader will “tell you like it is.”  That is, he […]

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